Healthy Options: BodyTalk, a system for improved health |

Healthy Options: BodyTalk, a system for improved health

Tricia True of BodyTalk California works with client Kristy Bennett at the BodyTalk California Community Center Monday.

Like many health-care practitioners, David True hesitated to embrace his calling. In the 1980s he studied massage and in spite of being told he had a gift for energy medicine, he shifted his attention to work as a landscape gardener, car mechanic, and plumber.

Then in 2010, about to launch a new plumbing business, life changed for David. A hands-on-healer, who he had seen on television when he was 15, appeared as a lucid image, inspiring him to pursue an innovative health-care system founded by John Veltheim. A BodyTalk practitioner was born.

At the same time, David’s wife, Tricia, a licensed marriage family therapist, had just graduated from massage school. She embraced John Veltheim’s health-care system as well. In 2011, they opened BodyTalk California, a health-care business dedicated to this state-of-the-art, energy medicine.

In this week’s Healthy Options, we share a short interview with David and Tricia True, owners of BodyTalk California Community Center.

Q: What is BodyTalk?

A: BodyTalk is a health-care system that is practiced in 43 countries and has been translated into 10 different languages. It addresses the body in a truly integrative, holistic, noninvasive way, working with the underlying causes, belief systems, and emotions that impact a patient’s health.

In BodyTalk, there are no speculations, medications, or diagnosis, and no side effects. We address the underlying causes and stories that affect a person’s health. During a BodyTalk session, clients gain understanding about the cause of their symptoms. The various factors that created the symptoms are highlighted and encouraged to shift physically, emotionally, and mentally. All clients leave with a take-home, preventative health-care technique — a short daily routine that can optimize mental and physical balance and wellbeing.

Q: Can you explain how BodyTalk calms the nervous system?

A: BodyTalk looks at all the different communication pathways of the body — our nervous system sending signals back and forth, our hormones running through our blood stream, and electromagnetic communication running through 100 trillion cells in the body.

Stress causes a breakdown in the signals. Chronic stress debilitates the body and its communication pathways. BodyTalk facilitates repairs of these pathways, and subsequently improves health. Not surprisingly, BodyTalk works for animals that are affected by the stress of living in our human environment. David specializes in BodyTalk for animals, which promotes their natural ability to heal from illness and injury, release stress, and adapt to changes in the family.

Q: What happens during a BodyTalk session?

A: Through a neuromuscular biofeedback method, a BodyTalk practitioner obtains the priority formulas the body needs for optimal health. Good health can be achieved when all the systems are synchronized and functioning properly.

This is accomplished by the innate wisdom of the subconscious that can quickly heal a cut finger, for example.

During a session, a practitioner identifies the client’s specific triggers — belief systems, emotionally charged memories, and traumas from their past. A tapping process over the brain and heart sends an electromagnetic field of information to every cell of the body, which can promote improved health.

Q: Can you explain the BodyTalk Access prevention program?

A: John Veltheim launched the BodyTalk Access prevention program in September 2005. His intention was to make the key benefits of the BodyTalk System available to everyone, especially those who lack access to good health-care. The program consists of a predetermined set of five techniques, used most often from the BodyTalk protocol.

Case studies have suggested that regular application of the techniques can make a significant reduction in users’ reaction to external stressors — enabling focus, concentration, and improved learning for school children.

As a preventative program, these techniques can reduce health issues by 50 percent to 60 percent of which offer relief from symptoms, be it aches, pains, fever, colds, flu, headaches, or minor injuries.

Q: How can someone learn more about BodyTalk?

A: BodyTalk California offers advanced courses for those people who want to go deeper into BodyTalk to address more complex health issues for themselves, family, and friends. If you’re a health-care practitioner, you can incorporate these techniques in your practice.

Currently, we offer free health talks on the human body every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the BodyTalk California Community Center, 1097 E. Main St., Ste. H, Grass Valley, near the hospital.

The health talks are followed by a free mini BodyTalk session. For more information, visit,, or call 530-274-8454.

Jan Fishler is a local author and writing coach. She has recently published, Flex Your Writing Muscle: 365 Writing Prompts, available on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback. For more about Jan, go to

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